Notable Features: There are a total of 6 hand cut natural Mexican Malachite stones that were locally sourced. The bracelet features classic handmade Art Deco craftsmanship including Taxco heavy duty prong settings and backings along each of these amazing stones. It is made of solid Sterling Silver and is very heavy in weight value. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" Era.
A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. The necklace features classic handmade craftsmanship and some of the finest silver work you will ever see. This necklace is a classic Chinese handcrafted masterpiece, it truly belongs in a museum. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways, Chinese export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world.The wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler. They drafted a design which was then sent to China to be crafted and sent back.
As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Repoussé is an ancient metal-working technique. It involved shaping malleable silver first formed with a uniquely crafted three-dimensional mold. After the silver was formed from the mold, it was then further refined by hammering from the reverse side which added details to the front. The finished work was an intricate piece with grooves, indentations, and channeling.The silver was then polished, which was the final step to create these eye-catching treasures. The chasing technique is a very difficult silversmith process where the artist uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand-etch patterns within the metal work. Only the best jewelers were trained in this challenging process. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco HUGE Malachite Bracelet" is in sale since Monday, March 06, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.